Nonself-supporting Tubular Film Or Bag (e.g., Pouch, Envelope, Packet, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/35.2)
  • Patent number: 10696014
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a multi-layer film comprising at least five layers, with two outer layers, two intermediate layers and one core layer, wherein the core layer comprises an ethylene copolymer having a density between ?0.910 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3, the intermediate layers comprise an ethylene copolymer comprising 1-octene and having a density between >0.915 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3, wherein further the first outer layer comprises between 65 wt. % and 93 wt. % of a first ethylene copolymer comprising 1-octene and having a density between >0.915 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3 and between 7 wt. % and 35 wt. % of a second ethylene copolymer having a density between >0.925 g/cm3 and 0.945 g/cm3 based on the total weight of polymers of the layer, wherein further the second outer layer comprises between 35 wt. % and 65 wt. % of a first ethylene copolymer comprising 1-octene and having a density between >0.915 g/cm3 and 0.925 g/cm3 and between 35 wt. % and 65 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Lucio Baccaro, Attilio Scala
  • Patent number: 10624274
    Abstract: A multilayer plastic film for perennial agricultural use (1) either in greenhouses or under low tunnels (2) that, self-adjusts the shading provided in the covered space (4). The shading effect can be present in the whole surface of the film, or it could be partial at specific surfaces (3) where shading would be most needed. The shading is achieved by incorporating a photochromic compound or a combination of photochromic compounds in a layer of multiple layers in a multilayer film (1). The layer or layers that incorporate the photochromic compound or compounds are protected from oxidation by bilateral layers that incorporate materials that exhibit low permeability to gases and in particular to oxygen. The advantage of the film is that the grower would not need to apply any shading material on the surface of the film and/or any mechanism to facilitate opening and closing of the shading material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Asterios Daios
  • Patent number: 10597520
    Abstract: A composition comprising from 10 wt % to 90 wt % of an ethylene component including at least one ethylene based polymer having an ethylene content of at least 50.0 wt %, a melt index from 0.1 g/10 min to 100.0 g/10 min, and a density from 0.935 g/cm3 to 0.965 g/cm3; from 10 wt % to 90 wt % of a propylene component including at least one propylene based polymer having a propylene content of at least 50.0 wt % and a melt flow rate from 0.5 g/10 min to 200.0 g/10 min; and from 1 wt % to 20 wt % of a composite component including a specified block composite, derived from at least ethylene and an alpha-olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yushan Hu, Kyle Anderson, Gary R. Marchand, Kim L. Walton, Colin LiPiShan
  • Patent number: 10584282
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluorescent quantum dot-containing electronic device including a protective sheet. The protective sheet includes a multilayer structure (W) including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X), the layer (Y) contains a reaction product (D) of an aluminum-containing compound (A) and a phosphorus compound (B), and the reaction product (D) has an average particle diameter of 5 to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Ota, Yasutaka Inubushi, Ryoichi Sasaki, Yasushi Morihara, Masakazu Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10556399
    Abstract: A plastic laminate structure including a plurality of, or a plurality of kinds of, plastic layers and an adhesive layer. The plastic layers are laminated together in a first direction. All the plastic layers are comprised exclusively of extruded plastic layers. The adhesive layer affixes together two of the plastic layers that are adjacent to each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Isoda, Naoki Shiga
  • Patent number: 10538069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical packaging film containing a laminate of a first layer formed of a no-antistatic agent-containing thermoplastic resin formation layer; a second layer formed of a polymer antistatic agent-containing thermoplastic resin formation layer containing a potassium ionomer in an amount of C wt % (10<C<30); and a third layer formed of the thermoplastic resin formation layer, and the laminate provides an amount of a water-elutable alkali component being at most 0.01 mmol equivalent per g in total of 1 cm2 pieces, and in which the first layer has a thickness of L1 m, and the second layer has a potassium ionomer concentration of C?2 vol % and a thickness of L2 m, satisfying the formula 2?L1?(5×L2×C?2)/100+5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AICELLO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Banri Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10479890
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an oxygen scavenging composition for containers. The oxygen scavenging composition for containers may comprise at least one polyester component, a transition metal catalyst, an oxygen scavenger, and a vegetable oil. The vegetable oil preferably comprises at least one molecule having a double allylic structure. The polyester component preferably comprises at least one acid unit and at least one diol unit. The concentration of double allylic structures of the vegetable oil in the composition may be greater than 5.0 meq/kg of all of the polyester components. The oxygen scavenger is preferably present in the composition at a level less than 1.0% by weight of the total composition. The vegetable oil is preferably present in the composition at a level greater than 0.3% by weight relative to the total weight of the polyester components, the transition metal catalyst and the vegetable oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: APG Polytech, LLC
    Inventors: Gianluca Ferrari, D. Jeffrey Black
  • Patent number: 10479055
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer structure including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X). The layer (Y) contains an aluminum-containing compound (A), an organic phosphorus compound (BO), and a polymer (F) having an ether bond and having no glycosidic bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sasaki, Yasutaka Inubushi
  • Patent number: 10463570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a film suitable for medical packaging are provided. The film is generated by blown film co-extrusion to form a multi-layer film which has a heat resistant layer, a barrier layer and a heat seal layer. The barrier layer includes a high barrier resin and a branched co-polymer. The high barrier resin has a density of at least 0.963 g/cm3. The barrier layer includes between 25% and 85% high barrier resin. In some embodiments, an additional laminate layer may be affixed to the heat resistant layer of the multi-layer film. The final film is between 3.0 and 3.8 mils in thickness, and has a moisture vapor transmission rate of less than 0.08.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Films, LLC
    Inventors: Edward A. Davies, Bradley Abeson
  • Patent number: 10456503
    Abstract: A polymer laminate has 2-100 layers each containing a biodegradable resin and having a thickness of 10 nm-400 nm that are laminated, the thickness of at least one of the outermost layers is 10 nm-180 nm, and the outermost layers are joined to each other. A polymer laminate excellent in biocompatibility and mechanical strength and suitable to medical applications such as wound dressings and antiadhesive materials can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: Toray University Educational System, Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yosuke Okamura, Yu Nagase, Takuya Komachi, Motonori Hochi, Yuki Sekido, Toru Arakane
  • Patent number: 10450450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising polypropylene, polyethylene and a compatibiliser, wherein said compatibiliser is a block copolymer comprising a polypropylene block and a polyester block, said polyester being a non-aromatic polyester and having an average M/E ratio of at least 10, wherein M is the number of backbone carbon atoms in the polyester not including the carbonyl carbons and E is the number of ester groups in the polyester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Robbert Duchateau, Lidia Jasinska-Walc, Miloud Bouyahyi, Deliani Lovera, Maria Soliman
  • Patent number: 10414144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer structure including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X). The layer (Y) contains a reaction product (D) of an aluminum-containing compound (A) and a phosphorus compound (B), and the reaction product (D) has an average particle diameter of 5 to 70 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Inubushi, Ryoichi Sasaki, Masahiko Ota
  • Patent number: 10406787
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel multilayer structure having good gas barrier properties and good water vapor barrier properties and further having high retort resistance and a packaging material including the multilayer structure. The present invention relates to a multilayer structure including a base (X) and a layer (Y) stacked on the base (X). The layer (Y) contains an aluminum-containing compound (A) and an organic phosphorus compound (BO), and the organic phosphorus compound (BO) contains a phosphorus atom-containing functional group and at least one metal ion (Z) selected from ions of metals of Groups 1 to 12 of the periodic table, the content of the metal ion (Z) being 0.4 to 8.0 mol % relative to the content of the phosphorus atom-containing functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Sasaki, Yasutaka Inubushi
  • Patent number: 10383393
    Abstract: Several sole components and a method of manufacturing those sole components are disclosed. In general, each sole component includes a fluid-filled bladder and a reinforcing element extending around a portion of the bladder. The reinforcing element is bonded to the exterior of the bladder, and may be recessed into the bladder. In some configurations, the reinforcing element is die-cut from a sheet of polymer material, and the reinforcing element may exhibit a layered configuration. In manufacturing the sole component, the reinforcing element may be located within a mold, and the polymer material forming the bladder may be bonded to the reinforcing element during the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher O. Parker
  • Patent number: 10363719
    Abstract: Multilayer cast film, which is oriented in machine direction and comprises at least one outer layer, one core layer and one sealing layer, as well as its use in retort stand up pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Peter Niedersüss, Johan Defoer
  • Patent number: 10315392
    Abstract: A slip-resistant garment may include: at least one textile structure; and/or at least one slip-resistant portion coupled to the at least one textile structure. The at least one slip-resistant portion may include at least one thermoplastic polymer selected from among: (a) block copolymers of styrene; (b) copolymers of ethylene with at least one C3-C12 alpha-olefin; (c) copolymers of at least one butene with at least one diene; or (d) copolymers of ethylene with at least one ester having an ethylene unsaturation selected from among: C1-C8 alkyl acrylate, C1-C8 alkyl methacrylates, or vinyl C2-C8 carboxylates. The copolymers of ethylene with at least one C3-C12 alpha-olefin further include at least one dienic termonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FAIT PLAST S.P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Arici, Guido Arici, Stefano Della Puppa
  • Patent number: 10272641
    Abstract: A gypsum product with a fortified glass fiber mat is provided in which the glass fiber mat is strengthened by crystallization of salt crystals on the glass fiber mat prior to the glass fiber mat use in the gypsum product. Methods for making a glass fiber mat saturated with salt crystals and gypsum products with the glass fiber mats are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred Li, Naser Aldabaibeh
  • Bag
    Patent number: 10265909
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag may include a sidewall that may have a plurality of first and second ribs formed therein. The first ribs may be longer in length but shorter in height than the second ribs. The second ribs may be arranged in discrete networks that appear superimposed over the first ribs. The second ribs may normally remain in a bent-over configuration. When a force is applied, the second ribs may expand the area of the sidewall so that the bag may easily accommodate large objects. To produce the bag, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers. One of the rollers may include ridges that may have first and second segments of differing heights that correspond to the differing heights of the first and second ribs. The formation of the first ribs may increase the width of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Matthew W. Waldron, Shaun T. Broering, Jason R. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 10259195
    Abstract: A multi-layered film comprising at least 3, preferably at least 5, layers is provided. In the case of a 5 layered film, the multi-layer film includes a first outer layer having 80% to 100% by weight of one or more polyolefins, a first tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of the first tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, a core layer having from 75% to 100% by weight of the core layer of polylactic acid, a second tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of second tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, and a second outer layer having from 80% to 100% by weight of the second outer layer of one or more polyolefins, and wherein the first tie layer layer is disposed between the first outer layer and the core layer the second tie layer is disposed between the core layer and the second outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott Broyles, April Renae Brown, Gary Wayne Gilbertson
  • Bag
    Patent number: 10245778
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag may include a sidewall that may have a plurality of first and second ribs formed therein. The first ribs may be longer in length but shorter in height than the second ribs. The second ribs may be arranged in discrete networks that appear superimposed over the first ribs. The second ribs may normally remain in a bent-over configuration. When a force is applied, the second ribs may expand the area of the sidewall so that the bag may easily accommodate large objects. To produce the bag, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers. One of the rollers may include ridges that may have first and second segments of differing heights that correspond to the differing heights of the first and second ribs. The formation of the first ribs may increase the width of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jason R. Maxwell, Jack F. Melvan
  • Patent number: 10227555
    Abstract: A composite sensor assembly for monitoring bio-processes which is suitable for use with a polymeric bioprocess vessel or with downstream equipment, and comprises: i) a port comprising a high surface tension thermoplastic having a hollow tubular portion and a base plate portion, the base plate being fusibly sealable to the bioreactor vessel at a hole in the wall thereof; ii) a generally opaque polymeric monitoring sensor assembly including electrical, and/or optical measurement components. The sensor assembly fits inside the bore of the hollow tubular portion of the port, and is adhesively retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Finesse Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Selker, Barbara Paldus, Timothy Johnston
  • Patent number: 10213348
    Abstract: An elastic structure for absorbent sanitary products, comprising a sleeve comprising a first layer and a second layer overlapping each other, at least one elastic thread, and a plurality of first connecting portions spaced apart in a longitudinal direction, wherein each of said first connecting portions comprises two first welds arranged on opposite sides of the thread, wherein the first welds weld said first and second layers to each other in a first longitudinal portion of said sleeve, and a plurality of second connecting portions spaced apart in the longitudinal direction, wherein each of said second connecting portions comprises at least one second weld, wherein said second welds weld said first and second layers to each other in a second longitudinal portion of said sleeve without axially connecting the thread to said second longitudinal portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Diego Gualtieri, Serafino Lupinetti
  • Patent number: 10166371
    Abstract: Multilayer balloon for a catheter includes at least a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer having a combined wall thickness. The first layer is made of a first polymer material having a first maximum blow-up-ratio. The second layer made of a second polymer material having a second maximum blow-up-ratio greater than the first maximum blow-up-ratio, and the second layer is an inner layer relative to the first layer. The third layer is made of a third polymer material having a third maximum blow-up-ratio greater than the second maximum blow-up-ratio, and the third layer is an inner layer relative to the second layer. The at least first, second, and third layers define a compliance less than that of a single layer balloon made of the first polymer material with a wall thickness equal to the combined wall thickness. Method of making of multilayer balloon is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Durcan
  • Patent number: 10085865
    Abstract: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Kaushik A. Patel, Andrew P. Rasdal, Nelson Quintana, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D. L. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 10076599
    Abstract: A dry peritoneal dialysis (PD) concentrate system may be used in connection with a PD cycler. The dry PD concentrate system includes a concentrate container with at least two concentrate compartments, and at least one of the compartments contains a dry PD concentrate component. At least one of the concentrate compartments has a medical fluid outlet, and at least one of the concentrate compartments has a diluent inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thierry Eyrard, Philippe Laffay, Benoit Luaire
  • Patent number: 10079373
    Abstract: A pouch type secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The pouch type secondary battery includes a pouch type case formed by attaching an upper sheet and a lower sheet, and an electrode assembly received in the pouch type case. A polymer coating layer for improving sealability is further included at an outer side portion of the pouch type case, in which the upper sheet and the lower sheet are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeoung Hwan Kim, Shin Hwa Lee, Woo Yong Lee, Min Su Kim, Hyang Mok Lee
  • Patent number: 10053246
    Abstract: Multilayer film which comprises a core layer (C) and two outer layers (O—, O-2) sandwiching the core layer, wherein (i) the core layer (C) comprises a bimodal ethylene/1-butene/C6-C12-alpha-olefin terpolymer, (ii) one outer layer (O-1) comprising (ii-1) a low density polyethylene or (ii-2) the bimodal terpolymer as defined for the core layer (C) or (ii-3) a metallocene produced linear low density polyethylene and optionally a low density polyethylene (iii) the other outer layer (O-2) comprising (iii-1) a metallocene produced linear low density polyethylene and optionally a low density polyethylene, and its use for packaging, especially for frozen food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Minna Aarnio, Gerhard Schuster
  • Patent number: 10029437
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a laminated film includes an extruded ribbed first film portion that includes multiple ribs, where consecutive ribs are separated by webs that are integral with the ribs. The laminated film also includes an un-ribbed second film portion, and a region of discontinuous lamination between the first film portion and the second film portion. The region of discontinuous lamination includes multiple regions where the first and second film portions are bonded together, and multiple regions where the first and second film portions are not bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Theodore J. Fish, Kenneth E. Cisek, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9956318
    Abstract: A balloon catheter, in particular a balloon catheter for angioplasty, the balloon having an inner or outer surface modified by means of a photoactivation reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Invatec S.P.A.
    Inventors: Simone D'Onofrio, Paolo Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 9908312
    Abstract: A film composition comprising from 5 to 75 percent by weight of an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition (LLDPE), and from 25 to 95 percent by weight of a propylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition, and films made from the film composition, wherein the films exhibited synergistic physical properties, namely holding force and elastic recovery, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hongming Ma, Claudia Hernandez, Jose Saavedra
  • Patent number: 9878839
    Abstract: A food packaging material comprises a paper, paperboard or cardboard substrate and a barrier coating on the substrate, wherein the barrier coating comprises the combination of starch, seaweed extract and paper fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen A. Santos
  • Patent number: 9818996
    Abstract: Provided are: a solid battery which has been sealed in an exterior material under a reduced pressure, wherein gas in the exterior material can be fully removed when depressurizing the inside of the exterior material; and a method of manufacturing the solid battery, the solid battery having a single cell having: a laminated body having a cathode layer, an anode layer, and an electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode layer and the anode layer; an insulating part disposed on an outer perimeter of the laminated body in a cross-sectional view of the laminated body in a direction orthogonal to a lamination direction thereof, and a pair of current collectors sandwiching the laminated body and the insulating part, wherein the single cell has been sealed in an exterior material under a reduced pressure; and the insulating part has vent holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideaki Miyake
  • Patent number: 9783712
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive for use on porous substrates, wherein the hot melt adhesive has about 10% to about 70% by weight of a polypropylene homopolymer having a DSC melting point of less than 100° C.; about 10% to about 60% of a first tackifying resin having a Ring & Ball Softening Point of about 95° C. to about 140° C.; about 0% to about 65% of a second tackifying resin that is different than the first tackifying resin; about 5% to about 50% of a plasticizer; about 1% to about 40% by weight of a secondary polymer which is either a semi crystalline polymer or wax with an enthalpy of fusion of greater than 30 Joules/gram; about 0.1% to about 5% of a stabilizer or antioxidant; wherein the components total 100% by weight of the composition, and the viscosity of the composition is equal to or less than about 20,000 centipoise (cP) at 163° C. (325° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bostik, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hamann, Lianne Rachow
  • Patent number: 9777193
    Abstract: A thermosensitive adhesive label comprising a laminate film of a first film layer and a second film layer, and a thermosensitive adhesive layer on the surface of the second film layer side of the laminate, wherein the Bekk smoothness of the surface of the first film layer side of the laminate film is from 2000 to 20000 seconds, the Bekk smoothness of the surface of the second film layer side of the laminate film is from 800 to 20000 seconds, the contact angle with water of the surface of the second film layer side of the laminate film is from 20 to 80°, and the surface strength of the thermosensitive adhesive layer is from 0.6 to 1.8 kg-cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kimura, Hiromitsu Tamauchi
  • Patent number: 9723940
    Abstract: A protective film includes a base layer and a wear layer, the wear layer comprising a UV cured hardcoat resin, and the UV cured hardcoat resin comprising surface modified silica nanoparticles. The protective film may comprise a pressure sensitive adhesive for adhesion to a floor. The protective film may be used, for example, as a protective floor finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adriana Paiva, Jeffrey T. Anderson, Roy Wong, Susan K. Yarmey, Mark A. Strobel, Joel A. Getschel, Albert I. Everaerts, Gregory F. King, John T. Brady, Duane D. Fansler, Kanta Kumar, Jeffrey D. Malmer, Mario A. Perez, Deborah A. Strobel, Wendy L. Thompson, Michael C. Palazzotto, Stefan H. Gryska, Sharon Wang, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Mark F. Ellis, Edward G. Stewart, Robert M. Jennings, Gerald R. A. Hofmann, Kelly J. Gibbens, Gezahegn D. Damte, Jie Yang
  • Patent number: 9707381
    Abstract: Balloon catheter comprises an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal section, a distal section, and an inflation lumen, and a multilayer balloon on the distal section of the shaft. The multilayer balloon comprises a first layer made of a first polymer material having a first Shore durometer hardness, a second layer made of a second polymer material having a second Shore durometer hardness lower than the first shore durometer hardness, wherein the second layer is an inner layer relative to the first layer, and an outer-most layer made of a third polymer material having a third Shore durometer hardness lower than the second Shore durometer hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Durcan
  • Patent number: 9669196
    Abstract: A multilayer balloon catheter is formed to have an inner layer and an outer layer, where the outer layer is adapted to resist shredding and premature rupture. The outer layer is formed of a material having a glass transition temperature that is lower than the transition or melting temperature of the inner layer. By forming the balloon on a mold at a temperature between the glass transition temperature of the outer layer and the glass transition or melting temperature of the inner layer, the outer layer will undergo a thermal relaxation that will alleviate some of the axial orientation of the polymer chains that develop during the formation of the multilayer balloon. This relaxation leads to a resistance to shredding when the balloon is expanded during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeong S. Lee, Fortino Vasquez Flores
  • Patent number: 9650513
    Abstract: Compositions of PHAs with PBS and/or PBSA are described and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CJ CheilJedang Corporation
    Inventors: Rajendra K. Krishnaswamy, Xiudong Sun
  • Patent number: 9611369
    Abstract: An in-mold foaming molded product having a thin wall part of the present invention contains expanded polypropylene resin particles. The expanded polypropylene resin particles include a polypropylene resin composition that contains an aliphatic diethanolamine fatty acid ester and an aliphatic diethanolamine in a total amount of not less than 0.1 part by weight but not greater than 5 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of polypropylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Sato, Toru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9585515
    Abstract: A packaging device allowing for the distribution, storage and cooking of various food products, such as perishable or frozen food product(s). The packaging device includes a plurality of micro-perforations that may promote the extended shelf-life of the perishable food product and the maintenance of the quality of the perishable food product or be configured to maintain the integrity of a frozen food product. The packaging device also includes a venting system that allows the cooking of the perishable or frozen food products within the packaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mirtech, Inc.
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 9586032
    Abstract: A variable length balloon catheter assembly and methods for inflating a variable length balloon to a predetermined length. The variable length balloon catheter has a balloon at a distal end and a plurality of stricture mechanisms securing the balloon to the catheter. The stricture mechanisms are provided at known intervals and have a known rupture pressure. The balloon is inflated and a known number of stricture mechanisms are ruptured providing for a variable balloon length based on the number of stricture mechanisms ruptured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Neha Bhagchandani, Alyson M. Tews, Elizabeth M. Theobald, Alina Costin, Christopher Michael Mobley
  • Patent number: 9512277
    Abstract: Bone hemostat compositions, and methods for their use and manufacture are provided. Exemplary hemostatic compositions include polymeric components such as random and non-random copolymers, natural polymers, ceramics, reactive group polymers, and combinations thereof. Bone compositions may be used during surgical procedures, and may be applied to bone to inhibit or prevent bleeding from bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: Baxter International, Inc., Baxter Healthcare, S.A.
    Inventors: Katarzyna I. Gorna, Andreas Goessl, Heinz Gulle
  • Patent number: 9469441
    Abstract: Methods of increasing the perceived thickness and strength of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films while increasing a loft of at least a portion of the film. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns and alternating peaks and valleys into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9334431
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive for use on porous substrates, wherein the hot melt adhesive has a) about 10% to about 70% by weight of a polypropylene homopolymer having a DSC melting point of less than 100° C.; b) about 10% to about 60% of a first tackifying resin having a Ring & Ball Softening Point of about 95° C. to about 140° C.; c) about 0% to about 65% of a second tackifying resin that is different than the first tackifying resin; d) about 5% to about 50% of a plasticizer; e) about 1% to about 40% by weight of a secondary polymer which is either a semi-crystalline polymer or wax with an enthalpy of fusion of greater than 30 Joules/gram; f) about 0.1% to about 5% of a stabilizer or antioxidant; wherein the components total 100% by weight of the composition, and the viscosity of the composition is equal to or less than about 20,000 centipoise (cP) at 163° C. (325° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTIK, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Hamann, Lianne Rachow
  • Patent number: 9308048
    Abstract: A surgical glove has inner and outer surfaces. At least one of the surfaces is treated with a treatment consisting of a non-ionic hydrocarbon solution with a carbon chain in the range of 8-16 and containing a hydrophilic functionality with a pH within the range 4.5-6.5. After treatment, the treated surface or surfaces are dried, the glove packaged and then irradiated. The treatment controls the initial contact angle of the surface to be less than 70 degrees, so that liquid material will spread quickly across the treated surface or surfaces, thereby ensuring that the presence of the liquid, indicative of the glove having been compromised, is visible to the wearer or other observer as quickly as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Regent Medical Limited
    Inventors: Helena Venables, Simon Pickard, Gareth Hilton, James Doran
  • Patent number: 9283735
    Abstract: Various barrier films are described that include barrier layers that contain ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers and elastomers. Polyolefin elastomers can be used such as ethylene octene copolymers. The barrier films can also include secondary barrier layers that contain one or more norbornene copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Thomas Laney, Farid F. Ghiam, Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9283729
    Abstract: An elongate flattened thermoplastic tube has an inflation edge and an opposite edge. The tube includes spaced transverse seals that define sides of pouches. The tube includes lines of weakness that allow adjacent dunnage units to be separated. A frangible line of connection is disposed in one two superposed layers of the tube proximate to the inflation edge. This frangible connection may be broken to permit inflation of the inflatable pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Steven Wehrmann, Bernard Lerner
  • Patent number: 9284276
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a pharmaceutical composition containing laquinimod or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a compound of N-ethyl-N-phenyl-1,2-dihydro-4,5-di-hydroxy-1-methyl-2-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxamide or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Vladimir Ioffe, Konstantin Ulanenko, Avital Laxer, Muhammad Safadi, Danit Licht, Ioana Lovinger, Ulf Tomas Fristedt
  • Patent number: RE45978
    Abstract: A dichroic, light refracting resin panel comprises one or more dichroic/refracting films that have been embedded and/or laminated between a plurality of resin substrates, such as copolyester, polycarbonate, and/or acrylic substrates. The dichroic resin panel can be manufactured with a variety of different materials, and with autoclave or hot press methods in a manner that ensures structural and aesthetic integrity. Specifically, a dichroic resin panel in accordance with the present invention can be created in such a way as to avoid delamination despite a variety of end-uses and formations (e.g., curved panel, embossed/textured surfaces). In addition, the dichroic resin panels can be handled, transported, and installed in a variety of exterior or interior applications, even where certain building code requirements may be relatively stringent. The dichroic resin panels can be used in a variety of structural and/or aesthetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: John E. C. Willham, Wendy E. K. Langan
  • Patent number: RE47573
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette comprises nicotine without harmful tar. The cigarette includes a shell, a cell, nicotine solution, control circuit, and an electro-thermal vaporization nozzle installed in the air suction end of the shell. The advantages of the present invention are smoking without tar, reducing the risk of cancer, the user still gets a smoking experience, the cigarette is not lit, and there is no fire danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FONTEM HOLDINGS 1 B.V.
    Inventor: Lik Hon